06 June 2013, 18.30 – 20.00

Distinguished Lecture Series: Joseph Levine (UMass Amherst)

“The conscious mind and the computational brain: Where is the gap?”

Please note: “Meet the Speaker” for Mind & Brain doctoral students:
7 June, 10.00, Lounge (first floor, next to Cafeteria) (also joined by Louise Antony who will speak on 11 June)

Abstract: In the past two decades we’ve seen a number of naturalistic theories of consciousness developed. Philosophers have appealed to various computational and neural implementation features to explain conscious experience, such as higher-order representation, global broadcast, attentional mechanisms, and first-order perceptual representation. Yet, I maintain, an explanatory gap persists. I attempt to identify just where the gap is located, and then draw some speculative consequences concerning the relation between the computational brain and the conscious mind.

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Luisenstraße 56, Haus 1
R. 144 (ground floor)
10117 Berlin


Annette Winkelmann
030 2093-1706
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